Follett’s Meat Company of Hermiston brought home the bacon during the 2019 Northwest Meat Processors Association Convention and Trade Show, held March 28-30 at Anacortes, Washington.
Owner Justin Follett and manager Travis Calhoun were excited to receive grand champion for their pepper jerky. In addition, the crew from Follett’s received reserve grand champion for its pepper bacon and champion for the company’s jalapeño cheese summer sausage.
Calhoun said the contest includes meat processors from Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana. In each of the categories that Follett’s won, Calhoun said they were competing against at least 20 or more other products.
“We have great workmanship, great leadership and a great product,” Calhoun said. “We have excellent attention to detail and we always strive to have our products up to standards.”
Family-owned and operated since 1921, Follett’s Meat Company is based in Hermiston. It provides custom meat processing for beef, pork, lamb and wild game that offers both stationary and mobile slaughter.
Follett’s is open Monday through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 31019 Follett Lane, Hermiston. For more information, call 541-564-2780.